LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber has settled a lawsuit by a photographer who accused the singer of kicking and punching him outside a Calabasas shopping center in 2012.
Photographer Jose Osmin Hernandez Duran sued Bieber in 2013, saying the incident left him with severe emotional distress.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Abandoned Covina School
Duran’s attorney, Steven Madison, said Wednesday that the case had been resolved but he couldn’t comment further. A trial had been scheduled to start Wednesday.
Bieber was accused of attacking Duran while he was out with singer Selena Gomez, who was his girlfriend at the time.READ MORE: Protests Continue Outside Sigma Nu House On USC's Fraternity Row As New Sexual Assault Allegations Emerge
The lawsuit says Bieber started to leave a Calabasas shopping plaza but instead got out of his car, ran toward Duran and delivered a flying kick to his gut before punching him in the face.
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